koleminer20 (1486) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a darker brown, maybe light black with a nice khaki colored head and some light soapy lace. The aroma is a lot more hoppy than I'd imagined it would be. Lots of milk chocolate and some light roast. There is a lot of sweetness here that the initial hop doesn't lead on. The flavor is pretty bland. The hops are nice. It's like a hippy chocolate with a light roast. It's not awful, but it's pretty decent. The mouth feel is light and the carbonation is hit and miss, also light with a lingeringly chocolatey hoppy aftertaste that carries a little sweetness out the back
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ebone1988 (765) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is candy sweetness, a sugary candy licorice, the hops are melding pretty well. Appearance is black, light brown head, but it poured pretty light. Taste is roasted malt, hops, and chocolate, but light. Mouthfeel is decent, carbonation is ok but it’s a bit light. Overall, interesting, but it leaves something to be desired.
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crazy label huh folks??? Chocolate and dark malt aroma. Black pour tan head good amount of lacing tast of roasted malts and toffee and coffee. Earthy hops and thick rich mouthfeel.
hman43 (797) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours black with a brown head that produces lacing. It has chocolate and roasted aromas. It is initially sweet with flavors on chocolate. It is highly carbonated and the roasted flavors compliment the chocolate well. It also has a hoppy floral character. It is moderately bitter on the palate.
tsd08460 (498) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, toast, caramel,
Apppearance: black, clear, brown foam,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, chocolate
Palate:medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Well done impy stout, pleasantly surprised
Crispy34 (494) - Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Aroma is a very resin hop with some dry, dark malt. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is a very citrus and piney hop flavor with dark malt underneath. Palate is hoppy and dry. Overall, a good stout that has some very interesting hop character.
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superspak (3960) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 1/20/2016. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus zest, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/piney hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus zest, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount or pine/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, grapefruit, citrus zest, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/piney hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; wit ha very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice American imperial stout. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/piney hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
RobertDale (4715) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Dane. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, citrus, and pine. Unusual in that the hops are so forward. Nice.
kevinsenn (1662) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Dark fruit and chocolate cherry aroma. Smoky roasty taste with chocolate and dark fruit notes. Very nicely balanced between bitter and sweet.
jeffman52 (7) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my go-to beer in the fridge. Pours very dark, brief head on it. Nice roast malt tastes but with good hops as well. Easy drinking.